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René Descartes

René Descartes; Latinized: Renatus Cartesius; 31 March 1596 – 11 February 1650) was a French philosopher, mathematician, scientist and lay Catholic who invented analytic geometry, linking the previously separate fields of geometry and algebra. He spent a large portion of his working life in the Dutch Republic, initially serving the Dutch States Army of Maurice of Nassau, Prince of Orange and the Stadtholder of the United Provinces. One of the most notable... Read More

Born31 March 1596
Amsterdam, Touraine, Kingdom of France
Died11 February 1650 (aged 53)
Stockholm, Swedish Empire
Era17th-century philosophy
Age of Enlightenment


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